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A smart environment for biometric capture

Middleton, Lee, Wagg, David K., Bazin, Alex I., Carter, John N. and Nixon, Mark S. (2006) A smart environment for biometric capture At IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, China.

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The development of large scale biometric systems require experiments to be performed on large amounts of data. Existing capture systems are designed for fixed experiments and are not easily scalable. In this scenario even the addition of extra data is difficult. We developed a prototype \emph{biometric tunnel} for the capture of non-contact biometrics. It is self contained and autonomous. Such a configuration is ideal for building access or deployment in secure environments. The tunnel captures cropped images of the subject's face and performs a 3D reconstruction of the person's motion which is used to extract gait information. Interaction between the various parts of the system is performed via the useof an agent framework. The design of this system is a trade-off between parallel and serial processing due to various hardware bottlenecks. When tested on a small population the extracted features have been shown to be potent for recognition. We currently achieve a moderate throughput of approximate 15 subjects an hour and hope to improve this in the future as the prototype becomes more complete.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: October
Venue - Dates: IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, China, 2006-10-01
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation, Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 18 Aug 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:46

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Author: Lee Middleton
Author: David K. Wagg
Author: Alex I. Bazin
Author: John N. Carter
Author: Mark S. Nixon

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